17th AATK Call for Papers
Association of Teachers of Korean
Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop
Palo Alto, California
June 29-July 1, 2012
for Submission: Feb. 15, 2012
of Acceptance: March 15, 2012
& Workshop Theme:
EXPLORING THE NEW WAVE IN KOREAN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Korean popular culture is attracting a great deal of youths’
attention around the globe, from Asia to the Middle East to Europe to Americas.
The heightened visibility of Korean culture brings new legions of learners to
Korean classes, expanding the already diverse bodies of students with varying
expectations, needs and goals. Korean educators need to assess the momentum of the
rekindled Korean Wave, its potentials and implications for Korean teaching.
Ways to harness the wave as an opportunity for buttressing communication,
culture, connections, comparisons and communities in Korean curricula and
programs should be explored. In this vein, studies of related fields and
disciplines beyond the domains of languages and linguistics are desirable to address
relevant issues such as global flows of culture, transnationalism, and notions
of national identity, tradition and modernity.
With the theme “Exploring the New Wave in Korean Teaching and
Learning,” the 17th annual AATK meeting invites proposals for
discussion of how to augment and strengthen integration of language and culture
in Korean teaching and learning. A focus
can be on popular culture or other cultural processes and products, student
orientations, interests and learning styles, or instructor backgrounds,
trainings and resources. We also welcome
proposals and abstracts with other focuses in the area of Korean teaching and
learning as well.
There are three categories of presentations: Workshop panel (90
minutes), Teaching materials exchange (20 minutes), and Conference paper (20
minutes). The requirements and expectations of the three are as follows.
Panel (90 min. June 29-June 30): Workshop
panels address practical concerns and share immediately applicable suggestions
on issues ranging from development of program, materials and resources to
instructional activities and techniques to methods of assessment. The proposal
should include a description of the topic and materials, the rationale, and
step-by-step plan for interactive involvement of participants.
Materials Exchange (20 min. June 29-June 30): Presentation of original,
innovative and well-tested teaching materials or activities. The proposal
should include a succinct description of the goal, the material and its
Paper (20 min + 10 min Q & A. June 30-July 1): Presentation of research
on topics pertaining to teaching and learning of Korean. The abstract should
include clearly stated research motives and objectives, description of data and
analysis, and discussion of implications for teaching and future research. Mere
description of instructional materials or practices without analysis of data
will NOT be considered in this category. On the other hand, we expect explicit
statement of the relevance of presented research to Korean program development
and pedagogic practices.
LENGTH: Maximum 500 words
(English or Korean) + References or data limited to 250 words if applicable
LIMIT OF SUBMISSIONS: No more
than 1 individual and 1 joint proposal/abstract, or 2 joint abstracts/proposals
ONLINE SUBMISSION ONLY: https://www.aatk.org/cps/sign_in.php.
contact the AATK 2012
Conference Chairs, if you have questions or comments:
Hee-Sun Kim (Co-Chair) Hae-Young Kim (Co-Chair)
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